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Extravagance (1930)




Alice Kendall is part of the social elite, and her mother has spent a fortune giving her luxuries. When Alice marrries Fred Garlan her mother wishes him luck as he will need it. Alice wants a new sable coat but Fred can't afford it. When she shows up with a coat, suspicions start to fly.

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Run time 61 minutes 51 seconds
Audio/Visual sound, color

Reviews

Reviewer: Dark Moon - - September 24, 2011
Subject: Useful information

Here is a link to this film's IMDb page, which contains reviews that actually describe the film, and enough of a plot summary that the rest of us can make up our own minds about whether we want to download and watch it or not. Comments like "enjoyable movie" and "you should watch it" tell us that other reviewers liked it, but don't go very far toward helping us to decide whether we might.

I took a flier and downloaded this film just on the summary and comments posted here. About 20 minutes into it, I stopped and went looking for more info that might tell me where the story was going, to see if I wanted to stay with it and watch the rest. The review by 'planktonrules' on IMDb resonates with my own response to what I saw, and the plot summary suggests that it just gets worse. No, thanks (and no thanks, either).

Regarding this film's content, I'll only say that it's worth watching if you want to know who really runs the show in our consumer culture, and who's been running it for the past nine decades (nearly a century). That, and a book recommendation: The Hazards of Being Male: Surviving the Myth of Masculine Privilege, by Herb Goldberg (particularly the first chapter, In Harness: The Male Condition).
Reviewer: polistra - - August 11, 2011
Subject: Infinite attention to detail
I know nothing about how movies are directed or made, and don't watch them 'analytically'.

When I started watching this one, my attention was instantly riveted. Something special is going on here.... what is it? After a while I parsed it out. Infinite attention to details of motion. Every finger, every toe, every eyebrow, every lip, is doing something meaningful at every moment. And it all works together. Again, I have no idea how the director accomplished this, but it's magnificent.

The visual equivalent of Wilhelm Ehmann performing Bach.
Reviewer: doowopbob - - August 7, 2010
Subject: ...Have To Laugh At..
....Whiners Who Complain The Film Is In Black & White..The Best Movies Ever Made Were In B/W..Casablanca, Citizen Kane..Stagecoach.All The MGM Dickens Films.Dracula,..King Kong,..Frankenstein, Wolfman,.The Mummy.All Film Noir.All The Great Silver Screen Comediens, Chaplin,Keaton, Lloyd, Laurel & Hardy, Abbot & Costello...Psycho..et All..!..Watch TCM Weekday Mornings..Get An Education..!..I Have Over 5000 Films In My Collection..Drop In Anytime..!
Reviewer: flair - - July 13, 2010
Subject: Flair & Style
Enjoyed . 1930 Styley flair and hos for sables.
Reviewer: kareneliot - - July 13, 2010
Subject: WATCH IT!!!
This one is really good.

YOU SHOULD WATCH IT! You won't be sorry, this one is a gem!
Reviewer: Ann Smithy - - July 12, 2010
Subject: Bravo old black and white movie, Bravo! (Whistle, whistle)
This is the kind of old movie you love to sink your teeth into! Get your drink and popcorn sit down and enjoy the well made enjoyable old movie. I absolutely love it. This is it, boy, watch it.
Reviewer: nigeldavahah - - July 11, 2010
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